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>RUN 'RGV-015' Dialing, please wait..
/ Full album download, ready
/ 8 tracks detected
/ Project file detected
/ 12" LP pre-order system, ready
/ Limited bonus 7" (Floating Point) detected

You are now connected to XL65.

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https://hexadeci.bandcamp.com/album/xl65

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Physical purchase includes: 12" vinyl, download card, sticker, and "SYBIL Pt2 Practitioners of the Mind" Octamed SoundStudio song file for use in your accelerated Amiga computer. (available via download). Hand-assembled.

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**First 200 pre-orders** include an extremely limited Hexadeci 7" vinyl w/ "Floating Point" on the A-side and stabs, hits, drums & samples on the B-side. These 7"s are encased in original floppy disk sleeves and come with dust covers (not pictured).

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**All pre-orders** include a Radiograffiti "RG Hype Kit" consisting of 2 x buttons, 1 x sticker, 1 x screen printed canvas patch and 1 x promotional CD-R encased in original floppy disk sleeve.

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RG Hype Kits will be shipped within a few days of ordering. Bonus 7" vinyl and RG Hype Kit will become unavailable when the XL65 pre-order ends, or until supplies last.

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When we released Hexadeci's Alone In The Dark EP we never once thought that within six short years, the person responsible for Swiss Yodelcore's sonic twists and turns would provide an album quite on the calibur of XL65. Sure, the novelty of yodeling & gabber kicks *still* hasn't worn off, but Hexadeci makes no qualms about his directional shift with this lo-fi, full-length debut.

Yes, the familiar clanging of his Amiga 1200 is still intact, and yes it's probably still going to sound dreadful to the untrained ear, but it seems his penchant for re-appropriating one-off pop samples is no longer a priority. Instead, he now pushes his trademark detuned square waves to the forefront and allows factory steam & bit-crushed pads equal opportunity to create mood and tension in ways rarely seen in this genre...whatever this genre may be. Sonically, XL65 flows together beginning to end, and seems to continue where the earliest days of Warp Records left off.

In short, Radiograffiti couldn't be any more excited to finally unleash Hexadeci's finest work yet. XL65 is something of an accidental concept album, but we can't really place what that concept is. The cold and precise mechanical album art and sonic texture places this squarely in the perfect winter album category, best paired with the glow of streetlights and the bite of the first seasonal frost. Just in time. Enjoy.

dopeness

For sure. This is easily the top album in the genre.

Wow, this place is dead.

TSC wrote:

For sure. This is easily the top album in the genre.

Wow, this place is dead.

yeah, i was just moving the stuff from "upcoming events" to "past events" the other day & now there's only one upcoming event listed. surprised that most people putting on/playing gigs aren't taking the few minutes to post a listing here anymore hmm

This album is goddamn wonderful. heart

TSC wrote:

For sure. This is easily the top album in the genre.

Wow, this place is dead.

All activity is on FB now. Which imho is a shame since the forum format let's you search after archived stuff. On FB it's lost in the noise after a week or or so.

nordloef wrote:
TSC wrote:

For sure. This is easily the top album in the genre.

Wow, this place is dead.

All activity is on FB now. Which imho is a shame since the forum format let's you search after archived stuff. On FB it's lost in the noise after a week or or so.

agreed, at least outside of low-traffic facebook groups, like the piggy tracker one. finding info in that group is still pretty do-able